kpartx



KPARTX(8)                Linux Administrator’s Manual                KPARTX(8)




NAME

       kpartx - Create device maps from partition tables


SYNOPSIS

       kpartx [-a | -d | -l] [-v] wholedisk


DESCRIPTION

       This  tool,  derived  from util-linux’ partx, reads partition tables on
       specified device  and  create  device  maps  over  partitions  segments
       detected. It is called from hotplug upon device maps creation and dele-
       tion.


OPTIONS

       -a     Add partition mappings

       -d     Delete partition mappings

       -l     List partition mappings that would be added -a

       -p     set device name-partition number delimiter

       -v     Operate verbosely


SEE ALSO

       multipath(8) multipathd(8) hotplug(8)


AUTHORS

       This man page  was  assembled  By  Patrick  Caulfield  for  the  Debian
       project. From documentation provided by the multipath author Christophe
       Varoqui, <christophe.varoqui@free.fr> and others.




                                 February 2004                       KPARTX(8)

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